Balancing Act: Attributes Of a Strict yet Fair Boss

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Anyone who has ever owned or worked at a restaurant will tell you that it is not all that different from a regular office in the sense that there is a boss and those that work under them. This is also to say that there are people that make good bosses and those that do not. For any restaurant—or any business—to survive, there needs to be a good boss at the helm.

In light of this, we wanted to discuss the attributes of a strict yet fair boss.

Why is a strict yet fair boss ideal?

Everyone has had a terror boss horror story. When a bad boss is allowed to remain in their position, it’s not good for over all production. Here are a few effects of a bad boss:

  • Mismanagement
  • Low morale
  • Disorganization
  • Underperformance
  • Loss of income
  • High attrition rate

These are only a few of the terrible effects of having a bad boss. If you’re planning on having your own business one day, you may want to make sure that you do not turn out to be a bad boss.

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Strict and Fair

A boss needs to be able to strike a balance between being strict and being fair. Here are a few attributes of a strict yet fair boss:

Effective communicator

Bad bosses often resort to insults and demeaning tones to get their point across. Strict yet fair bosses will be able to convey their message without having to be demeaning in any way.

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Effective motivator

A fair boss will understand that employees will need a little bit of a push now and then. They will be able to come up with fair schemes that will help produce better results and happier workers. A fair boss will understand that it’s not about ‘bribing’ your employees; it’s about finding that balance of reward versus sufficient work put in.

Just sanctions

It is inevitable that there will be actions that employees take which will warrant sanctions. A strict yet fair boss will be able to consider the mistake and see which sanction will be appropriate. They will be able to see if their present rules are too harsh and will need change.

Food for Thought

A strict yet fair boss is ideal because this is the type of person that makes a good leader. They will be approachable yet will be able to express that business hours are solely for business hours. They will be able to fully separate who their employees are based on their performances and based on who they are as people.

What attributes do you think a strict yet fair boss will have?